The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Technician role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Desktop Technician in their job title over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Technician
Rank 586 567 532
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Technician 26 27 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.050% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.054% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 6
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£185 £175 £188
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £101 £80 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £200 £263
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £175 £188
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 4
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +14.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.27 £12.50 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.56 £19.40 £13.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +14.81%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51545 49678 43330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.37% 92.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 31452 30529 24746
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2047 1994 2137
Average hourly rate £17.41 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.50% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

Desktop Technician
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Technician in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Desktop Technician Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Desktop Technician
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Desktop Technician within the UK.

Desktop Technician Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Desktop Technician
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Desktop Technician Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Desktop Technician
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Technician within the UK.

Desktop Technician Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Desktop Technician
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -19 21 £200 +32.23% 1
London -4 7 £170 +32.03%
North West -16 5 - -
South West +10 4 - - 1
Manchester -15 3 - -
Devon - 3 - -
City of London - 3 £170 -
Scotland 0 2 £210 +20.00%
Wales - 2 £100 -
North Wales - 2 £100 -
East of England +4 1 £105 -16.00%
Lancashire +2 1 - -
South East -11 1 £230 +100.00%
Yorkshire -12 1 £300 -
Edinburgh -14 1 - -
West Midlands -15 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £230 -
Glasgow - 1 £210 -
Essex - 1 £105 -
Hampshire - 1 £230 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £230 -
Preston - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £300 -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £105 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Bury - 1 - -
North East - 1 £230 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £300 -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -

Desktop Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Desktop Technician in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Desktop Technician in their job title.

1 33 (64.71%) Windows
2 26 (50.98%) Windows 7
3 24 (47.06%) Active Directory
4 14 (27.45%) Microsoft
4 14 (27.45%) ITIL
5 13 (25.49%) Windows XP
6 12 (23.53%) SCCM
7 11 (21.57%) Service Delivery
8 10 (19.61%) MS Office
9 9 (17.65%) Finance
10 8 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (15.69%) VMware
10 8 (15.69%) MS Excel
11 7 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (11.76%) Security Cleared
12 6 (11.76%) MS Exchange
12 6 (11.76%) Citrix
12 6 (11.76%) Apple
13 5 (9.80%) Migration
13 5 (9.80%) Blackberry
14 4 (7.84%) XenDesktop
14 4 (7.84%) vSphere
14 4 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2010
14 4 (7.84%) Windows 8
14 4 (7.84%) PowerShell
14 4 (7.84%) Investment Management
14 4 (7.84%) Polycom
14 4 (7.84%) VLAN
14 4 (7.84%) Degree
14 4 (7.84%) Fat Client

Desktop Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Desktop Technician in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Desktop Technician in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.96%) Lync
4 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.96%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (19.61%) MS Office
2 8 (15.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.84%) DHCP
1 4 (7.84%) DNS
1 4 (7.84%) SAN
1 4 (7.84%) VLAN
2 3 (5.88%) LDAP
2 3 (5.88%) LAN
2 3 (5.88%) WAN
3 2 (3.92%) SMTP
3 2 (3.92%) VPN
4 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (17.65%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.96%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.80%) Blackberry
3 4 (7.84%) Thin Client
3 4 (7.84%) Fat Client
4 3 (5.88%) CMDB
5 2 (3.92%) iPhone
5 2 (3.92%) iPad
5 2 (3.92%) NHS
6 1 (1.96%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (64.71%) Windows
2 26 (50.98%) Windows 7
3 13 (25.49%) Windows XP
4 4 (7.84%) Windows 8
5 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.96%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.96%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (27.45%) ITIL
2 11 (21.57%) Service Delivery
3 5 (9.80%) Migration
4 4 (7.84%) Investment Management
5 3 (5.88%) Problem Management
5 3 (5.88%) Configuration Management
5 3 (5.88%) Service Management
6 2 (3.92%) Change Management
7 1 (1.96%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.84%) SQL
1 4 (7.84%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.84%) Degree
3 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.88%) MCP
4 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.92%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.96%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) QA
2 2 (3.92%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.84%) XenDesktop
3 4 (7.84%) vSphere
3 4 (7.84%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (7.84%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (3.92%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (23.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (27.45%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.69%) VMware
3 6 (11.76%) Apple
3 6 (11.76%) Citrix
4 4 (7.84%) Reuters
4 4 (7.84%) Bloomberg
4 4 (7.84%) Polycom
4 4 (7.84%) Cisco
5 3 (5.88%) Novell
5 3 (5.88%) Adobe
6 2 (3.92%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.96%) HP
7 1 (1.96%) Lotus
7 1 (1.96%) AppSense
7 1 (1.96%) LANDesk